Houlihan Lokey updates its PPA study

BVWire–UKIssue #37-2
April 19, 2022

Analysts at Houlihan Lokey have released their 2019 and 2020 Purchase Price Allocation Study, which examines key data points of purchase price allocations (PPAs) recorded by U.S. public registrants. Among the findings:

  • The median allocation of purchase consideration (PC) to intangible assets in 2020 was 34% (unchanged from 2019);
  • The median allocation of PC to goodwill in 2020 was 47% (also unchanged from 2019); and
  • Healthcare was the only industry with intangible assets and goodwill percentages above the mean and median in 2019 and 2020.

The study reviewed public filings, of which 560 transactions formed the basis of the 2019 study and 475 transactions formed the basis of the 2020 study. The study also provides statistics, other annual data, and a comparison to certain results from its 2018 study. To download a complimentary copy, click here.

Extra: A PPA case study was recently presented during a BVR webinar by Nene Gianfala (Chaffe & Associates). Click here for a recording (free to holders of BVR’s Training Passport Pro).

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